SPONSORED: Thinking long term can save restaurants time during busy days

By spending more time on administrative tasks and long-term planning, research suggests that you can actually free up time. Research among owners and managers of independent restaurants highlights the crucial impact time has on all aspects of running a restaurant and how learning to think more long term and make better use of resources can improve your business. 

As a restaurant manager, every little detail needs to work perfectly when guests are lining up, and there are things you can do to improve efficiency in your restaurant. Research shows that managers suffer from heavy workload as well as a lack of control and planning. The research found that managers risk spending time on things that are not the most efficient use of their time, for example supervising staff to make sure they prioritise the tasks they are supposed to.  

Restaurants are shown to benefit from prioritising time management and making sure to use the limited time of both management and staff in the best way. This helps staff to focus on giving guests the best experience, and it also frees up more time for restaurant managers to focus on the creative aspects of running a restaurant and improving their business, such as serving great food and growing sales. One way to plan long-term is for example to find the right solutions for each specific restaurant which will result in a better workflow. 

 

Taking limited time into account

To ease the workload for restaurants and minimise unnecessary time-consuming tasks Tork has launched the new napkin dispenser system, Tork Xpressnap Fit®. The Tork Xpressnap® System is the number one napkin dispensing system in the world, and the new innovation was developed specifically with independent restaurants and small chains in mind. 

With Tork Xpressnap Fit, Tork wants to help managers to make the most of valuable time and space, and its different features have been developed with this in mind. The Tork Xpressnap Fit table top dispenser dispenses upwards so that every inch of space on restaurant tables can be used. The one-at-a time dispensing reduces waste and cuts unused napkins thrown away by more than 50 percent*. It also serves almost twice as many guests between refills, resulting in less time spent on refills**. Tork Xpressnap Fit also has a customizable advertising panel – AD-a-Glance® – for operators to be creative, communicate with customers, and share marketing messages on the dispenser.

 

2-ply napkin in Counter dispenser compared to Counter fold (Tork Dispenser: 271600 and Tork Refill: 10935); 2-ply napkin in Table top dispenser compared to Fast fold (Tork Dispenser: 271800 and Tork Refill: 10933)

** 2-ply napkin in Table top dispenser compared to Fast fold (Tork Dispenser: 271800 and Tork Refill: 10933)